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back though. 453 yards of total offense. finish the game 22-37. redskins defense made him work for everything. defense looked great yesterday. the redskins had a chance to tie it up. driving inside the 20. grossman gets lost and he dropped it. >> he tossed it back. >> it ends up in the hands of the patriots. goodness gracious. 34-27, great game for the redskins. >> if only wishes could make it so. >> according to a new cbs news poll, 54% of americans do not think president obama deserves to be re-elected. in response, the president is presenting his case for re- election. last night, he defended his economic policies in an exclusive interview with cbs's "60 minutes." >> we did all the right things to prevent a great depression and to give the economy growing
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again. do they think that cutting taxes further, including on the wealthy, cutting taxes on corporations, gutting regulations, do you think that that is going to be somehow more successful. i don't think the american people believe that based on what they've seen before, that's going to work. >> the president says he didn't oversell what he could accomplish in his first four years but said he struggled partly because of the bickering on capitol hill. >> with the iowa caucuses three weeks away, the republicans are vying for the president's job are trying to set themselves apart from the pack. newt gingrich and former choose governor mitt romney will be holding event and all will be in iowa on thursday for their 13th republican debate. a tea party group in kansas is defending its depiction of president obama as a skunk.
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they say the cartoon is satire, not racism. on the group's web site, the cartoon is described as half black, half white and almost everything he does stinks. the local branch of the naacp called the cartoon a blatant statement of racism. here's a look at some of the other stories make news. manuel noriega is waking up in panama for the first time in more than two decades. the former dictator arrived from paris last night to begin serving three 20-year terms for murders committed during his rule. they forced noriega from power in 1989 and he spent more than 20 years in prison in the u.s. and france for money laundering and drug trafficking. a strike is intended to protest intention reform which were announced last week by the new prime minister in order to rescue the package to save italy from financial disaster. monti held talks sunday night
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with union leaders after a labor leader said monti made only a generic commitment to look into their demand. a california state senator is calling for a boycott on lowe's home improvement stores after it pulled its advertising from the all american muslim. the tlc show follows several muslim families who live in dearborn, michigan. they received a complaint from an organization called the florida family organization. the group showed propaganda which represents a danger to traditional american values. california state senator called lowe's decision a bigoted, shameful decision. lowe's issued a statement apologizing for having managed to make some people unhappy. the controversy over holiday symbols at the court in hesburg, virginia is not going away. >> now an atheist display been will be going up soon adding
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yet another layer of what the drama is that belongs on public property during the holidays. armando toole has more. >> the flying spaghetti monster is an atheist critique of religions. it spoofs traditional symbols of faith. its members call themselves past farian. >> flying spaghetti monster is a tongue in cheek satire of religion. >> the holiday display of the spaghetti monster will be gracing the front lawn of the leesburg courthouse next saturday which has has several council members riled up. >> when i looked at it online after what supervisor miller said it could be frightening to children, i think it could be. >> nonsense say local atheists. >> i would be stunned if anybody found the spaghetti monster scary. >> the leesburg courthouse lawn has become an unlikely battleground between freedom of religion and freedom of expression. and it has left like this where an approved display of a
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crucified santa claus skeleton was torn down by a woman who said it offended her christian values. >> the crucified santa nowhere to be found. instead, here's what's left of him. about 100 feet away. the spaghetti monster and the crucified santa, if he comes back, will share the lawn with a christmas tree, a nativity scene, a billboard from an atheist organization and a pagan tree. next year will be very different if he has his way. >> we can have a government- financed display which has the christmas tree, a menorah and all of the symbols of the holidays from different faiths. >> reporter: in leesburg, armando tool, 9news now. >> at 4:40, battle of the sexes. we take a look at the different approaches men and women have when it comes to budgeting for their holiday shopping. >> in a down economy, no house is safe from property values
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going down. this is interesting, including the white house. those stories and more plus your weather first in two minutes. you're watching 9news now.
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4:38 on this chilly monday morning. we can have sunshine mixing with the clouds, especially
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this morning, high clouds from the south. temperatures though, they'll be on the low end of the spectrum. for some, highs in the mid, even upper 40s. look at the temperatures about 45 at 3:00. the winds, they'll be fairly light. i'll come back talking about a warming trend as we head toward wednesday and thursday. right now, let's go to monika with timesaver traffic. >> thank you, howard. good morning, everybody. a couple of things if you're planning to head into the clara barton parkway, i see patches between fox hall and chain bridge. the clara barton parkway is closed between the chain bridge and macarthur boulevard with an accident and investigation. coming up in my next report, more on area roadways at 4:47. andrea and mike? >> it is time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> jessica doyle is off. here are the headlines. >> the stock market will try to extend last week's big rally. investors were encouraged by the signs in europe. >> consumer sediment jumped to a six-month high and the u.s.
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trade gap narrowed in october. more businesses and consumers bought goods and services made in america. that's a good thing for us. the dow starts this morning at 12,184 finishing up 186 on friday. the s&p 500 was up nearly 21. >> the federal reserve meets this week. policymakers are expected to hold interest rates steady on signs the economy, economic recovery is taking hold. also this week, expect reports on november retail sales and inflation. another internet company will make its stock market debut this week. the online game company plans to raise a billion dollars with its initial public stock offering. the holiday season can be fun for couples but it also brings on stress, especially when it comes to money. >> according to a recent survey, men and women have very different approaches when it comes to holiday shopping, when it comes to budget. lesli foster takes a look. >> reporter: it is the time of year when everyone is supposed to be happy.
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shopping for gifts in the fragile economy can also put people on edge and take a toll on couples. web site thenest.com found 69% of couples say they do plan a holiday budget together at the beginning of the season but 73% of women surveyed say they do the bulk of the shopping. 42% of women say they would like their spouse to lend more help during the holidays and couples who worked as a team deemed the most stress-free. >> they go out there with a certain mentality, this is what we're buying, this is how much we're spending. we're not going out shopping for ourselves so let's take that off the table. for right now, we're shopping for everyone on our list. >> when it comes to the list, one particular group seems to cause stress. >> couples have told us that stress comes primarily from the in-laws. >> 62% of women surveyed say their in-laws are the most difficult to shop for. so, perhaps men should shop for their relatives and women for theirs to take some of the
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stress out of the mix. lesli foster, 9news now. >> 21% of men spend more than their significant other's holiday gifts while 56% of women say they consider returning the gift. 28% of the women say they actually have returned the gifts that the guy spent more on. lot of thanks to the guy. and it seems no property is immune to the real estate downturn of late. not even the white house. zillow, the online real estate market place values the president's mansion at 1600 pennsylvania avenue as slightly more than $263 million which is a drop of $350,000 in the last month. don't get any ideas, the white house is not for sale. cookies and baking are a traditional part of the holidays. >> but a new warning from the cdc could change the way some of you enjoy this part of the season. >> we'll have more plus your icy cold weather first in less than two minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now this monday morning. 4:45. it is freezing out there and below in a lot of parts of our area. >> we're the warm spot at 32. we have spots in the upper teens this morning. i don't know if you've been up early or not but it has been quite frosty out there. >> sure. >> we've got a lot of ground water. some of that seeping up. you heard monika talking about some areas. we have slick spots that we clearly have to be concerned with this morning. she'll have more on that coming up. let's start you off with a look at the bus stop forecast. here we go this monday morning. it is chilly out there. a few clouds mixing in with the stars. near full moon. full moon saturday night. i don't know if you heard about the eclipse that happened. we were not in the right spot of the world to see it very well. low 20s to low 30s for most of us with the sunrise.
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7:17. our day planner, some sun and clouds mixing this morning. low 40s by noon. this afternoon, 44 degrees at 4:00. light winds, south-southeast, 5 miles per hour or less. with highs in the mid to the upper 40s and an 8:00 back down to 39 under partly cloudy skies and light winds. as we look at the weather headline, well, we've got a cold start to the week and the day. got a little bit milder over the next few days. by thursday, we could be in the upper 50s, main even near 60. that's ahead of a front to bring late week showers thursday night into friday morning. all that means is the weekend looks good. colder once again. clearly, another dry weekend around here. we'll take it. temps are running in the 20s in fredericksburg, tappahannock. culpepper is down to 21. we'll have 25 in easton. cumberland also 21. here in d.c., we've got low 30s. look at the suburbs. 19 manassas, leesburg, lovettsville in the teens this morning. college park at 27 while
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laytonsville is all the way down to 20 degrees along with reston. a very chilly, frosty morning out there. officially though, 32 with a dew point of 25. calm winds this morning. that barometer, look how high. 30.6. it is off in the southeastern u.s. look at all of the rain southern georgia, florida, coming out of areas in southeastern alabama. this is moving to the carolinas. in fact, in far western north carolina, there may be a little wintry mix in there. for us, we're going to see some of the high clouds streaming from that system. for a few hours, i think anyway this morning. then we'll watch everything move off toward the east. we don't have really much in the way of weather heading toward us. put our future cast in motion. i'll stop it at noon. we'll go through the afternoon hours. showers offshore. but around here, it is all quiet tonight into tuesday. you'll notice systems out across the midwest with some rain tuesday evening into wednesday morning headed toward chicago, a little bit of wintry weather up north of that. around here, we stay high and
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dry for the next few days with slowly moderating temperatures. today, 47. tonight, we're back in the 20s and 30s. tomorrow, northwest winds 5 to 10. wednesday, 53. we head toward thursday, you'll notice the temperatures. friday, 54. chillier for the weekend. highs in the 40s. let's go over to monika samtani here at 4:48 with timesaver traffic. >> good morning, everybody. around town, you know, basically everything looks fine except for the icy patches and in fact, several accidents that occurred on the clara barton can alroad combination so you want to be aware of that if you're heading inbound right now. icy patches on canal road between fox hall and the chain bridge. several accidents as i said clara barton parkway between the chain bridge and macarthur boulevard. if you're heading inbound this morning, use macarthur as your alternate route. you will not be able to get
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through that area. the glen echo turnaround will be your alternate there. we'll take you around town. let's show what you it looks like live here on 270. no problems to report from frederick down to the point where the lanes divide. we'll take you over to route 50 on the other side of town. no problems to report there as well as we head inbound to the beltway and up toward college park and into silver spring as well. coming up in my next report, we'll take a look into virginia at 4:55. back to you. thank you, monika. new highway signs in virginia could make your next trip a bit smoother. beginning today, the electronic message boards will keep drivers posted about real travel times. the times will be posted at seven locations on i-95, three on the northbound side and four on the southbound side. the idea is when you spot a delay, you can look for an alternate route. well, watch out for lane closures and delays on the wilson bridge this week. construction will close several lanes on the beltway. the closures will be near
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telegraph road in alexandria. today and thursday, starting 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the left lane of the inner loop will be closed between eisenhower avenue and telegraph road. we have all of this information also on our web site at wusa9.com. breast cancer patients can suffer from memory and concentration problems years after treatment. a new study from the american cancer society looks at the effect of chemotherapy and radiation on a patient's brain. they found both treatments can cause cognitive problems for up to three years. >> there could be a promising new treatment for people who suffer from a rare form of hemophilia. the condition called hemophilia b can cause excessive bleeding us it it doesn't clot. treatments can cost up to $300,000 a year. but london researchers tested a new green therapy and they found the one-time injection work and lasted for a year. the therapy costs about
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$30,000. a new food safety warning for all of who you plan on doing any holiday baking. if you don't bake it first, that dough could send you to the hospital. anita brikman has more. >> we sometimes like the raw cookie dough even better. >> i love it until i get a stomachache. >> that could be the least of your woes. the season for disease control says eating raw cookie dough can cause serious illness. >> you shouldn't eat raw cookie dough regardless of what flavor or where you got it. >> the newest research is based on an e. coli outbreak two years ago which sent 35 people to the hospital. the bacteria causes fever and stomach pain and in the worst cases, it can lead to kidney failure. the cdc's investigation pointed to ready to bake prepointed cookie dough and led to a major recall. >> blows my mind. there's e. coli in cookie dough? >> if it is meant to be baked,
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follow the instructions. >> they're still not sure which ingredient caused the outbreak but flour could be the culprit. >> it doesn't usually undergo specific processing to kill pathogens. we think that flour is the prime suspect. >> anita brikman, 9news now. >> the study's authors say eating uncooked cookie dough appears to be popular especially among teenage girls. some of the patients in the 2009 e. coli outbreak bought some of the premade cookie dough as a treat with absolutely no intention of baking it. >> i've heard people talking about it. i didn't know it was this dangerous. before we take a break, it is time for our question of the morning. >> this one thing makes you more likely to argue with your spouse when you're on vacation. is it a, dieting. b, refusing to ask for directions. or c, just a lack of sleep. >> log on to the facebook.com/wusa9 and leave your response.
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we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour. we're back with your weather first in two minutes.
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welcome back. 4:55. howard here with your weather first. we're looking at clear to partly cloudy skies. teens and 20s to start this morning. by 9:00, only in the mid 30s in d.c. potentially 40s down in southern maryland and cambridge. still chilly north and west.
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we'll be lucky to be above freezing. low to mid-40s. this afternoon, sunshine. main a couple of clouds mixing in. highs in the mid to the upper 40s. monika? >> we're going to take a look now at the beltway at river road. no problems here on the west side of town. also good news for computers -- commuters, clara barton has been reopened. you can use the roadway. coming up, we'll go into virginia at 5:01. back to you. thank you, monika. over the weekend, volunteers from all over the nation took part in reach across america day. at arlington national cemetery, volunteers placed some 100,000 holiday wreaths at the graves of fallen veterans. wreaths were placed at the golden gate cemetery. in alabama, volunteers placed evergreen wreaths on the graves of the fallen there. >> i'm trying to show my grand boys the attributes of being an
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american citizen, having a constitution that offers them freedom but freedom isn't free. >> we're hoping more people get involved and donate and honor and remember those that have fought and serve and died for their country. >> wreaths were placed in more than 500 location across the country. >> well, eddie murphy may be out of the oscars, he's still busy. >> sandra hughes tells you why in this look at entertainment. >> eddie murphy may be starring in and producing a bio pic about controversial washington, d.c. mayor marion barry. spike lee has signed on to direct. hbo films is developing the script. barry, you may remember, was first mayor of d.c. from 1979 to '91. in 1990, he was caught smoking crack cocaine at a hotel and went to prison for six months. >> voters re-elect him after that for another term as mayor and he's currently on the d.c.
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city council. the stars walked the red carpet in new york city last night for the american premiere of the adventures of tin tin. steven spielberg directed the film starring jamie bell as a young reporter who gets caught up in a big adventure. >> i thought it was a family film and it was a good time over the christmas holiday for people to escape into this amazing, crazy, mad-capped funny adventure. >> the adventures of tintin opens december 21st. >> doesn't it drive you crazy when people in theatres are constantly checking their phone? tweet seats. some theatres are allowing people to tweet if they sit in special seats. apparently the theatres like the free publicity. >> if you didn't see poe packing a punch in the theatre, you can rent kung fu panda 2 when it comes out on dvd. not in the mood for martial arts? how about genetically altered chimps also on dvd tomorrow, rise of the planet of the apes.
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that's your eye on entertainment, sandra hughes, cbs news, hollywood. >> good morning and thank you for watching 9news now. it is 50:00 a.m. i'm -- it is 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. good morning, monika. good morning, mr. howard bernstein. >> i'm well. monday morning here, only a few days left in 2011. you got your shopping done? >> heck, yeah. >> we've got a lot of things to do. >> we've already shipped a lot of it. >> you're an example for many. >> one more trip to the post office and that's it. >> they'll be sad to see you gone. >> we've got cold temps this morning. nice weather though for the day and for the first half of the week. here is a look at the day planner. thing is it is cold. bundle up. the thermals, the gloves, the 180s, 30 degrees here in washington. we've got some spots in the upper teens. the winds are light. we'll be in the mid to upper 40s r

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